Investing in Alternative Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds

The course material provides new registrants with the foundation needed to understand the fundamentals about alternative mutual funds and hedge funds. It is a bridge course for Dealing Representatives of mutual fund dealers who want to offer alternative mutual funds. Dealing Representatives who successfully complete the Canadian Investment Funds Course and this course will fulfill the proficiency requirement to offer alternative mutual funds.

Tools and Pricing

Standard Course Price $185
IFIC Members Course Price $165
Printed Textbook $30
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Course Information

COURSE DETAILS
Delivery Online
Language English
Suggested study time 10 hours
Enrolment period 1 year

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WHO SHOULD ENROL
  • Branch managers and administrators
  • Advisor assistants
  • Partners, directors, and officers
  • Operations and back office staff
  • Investment professionals looking to provide advice on alternative mutual funds
  • Dealing Representatives looking to offer alternative mutual funds.

EXAM DETAILS
Format Online unproctored exam
Time permitted 75 minutes
Question format Multiple choice
Passing grade 60%
Attempts allowed 3
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WHAT WILL I LEARN
  • Key characteristics of alternative investment funds
  • Purpose of alternative investment funds
  • Key benefits and risks of alternative investment funds
  • Types of alternative mutual funds and differences from conventional mutual and hedge funds
  • How to invest in alternative investments
  • Regulatory environment for alternative investments in Canada
  • Know Your Product (KYP) obligations with respect to alternative mutual funds
  • Types of investors most suited for alternative mutual funds
  • Taxation of mutual fund investors

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